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Plotting power: strategy in the eighteenth century

Plotting power: strategy in the eighteenth century

Black, Jeremy, 1955- author

"Military strategy takes place as much on broad national and international stages as on battlefields. In a brilliant reimagining of the impetus and scope of eighteenth-century warfare, historian Jeremy Black takes us far and wide, from the battlefields and global maneuvers in North America and Europe to the military machinations and plotting of such Asian powers as China, Japan, Burma, Vietnam, and Siam. Europeans coined the term "strategy" only two centuries ago, but strategy as a concept has been practiced globally throughout history. Taking issue with traditional military historians, Black argues persuasively that strategy was as much political as battlefield tactics and that plotting power did not always involve outright warfare but also global considerations of alliance building, trade agreements, and intimidation."--Provided by publisher

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Published Bloomington : Indiana University Press 2017
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Statement of responsibility: Jeremy Black
ISBN: 0253026792, 9780253026088, 9780253026798
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Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Physical Description: 1 online resource
Subject: Strategy.; International relations History 18th century.; Military history, Modern 18th century.; TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING Military Science.; World politics.; Military history, Modern.; World politics 18th century.; HISTORY Military Other.; International relations.; HISTORY Military Strategy.
Alternative Title: Strategy in the eighteenth century

Contents

  1. The struggle for power
  2. The reach for world empire: Britain, 1700-83
  3. The strategy of the Ancien regime: France 1700-89
  4. The flow of ideas
  5. The strategy of continental empires
  6. The strategy of the "barbarians"
  7. The rise of Republican strategies, 1775-1800
  8. Imperial imaginings, 1783-1800
  9. Conclusions
  10. Postscript: Strategy and military history
  11. Selected further reading.